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AIC Debuts Avid Certified Xtore™ StudioRAID™ Disk Arrays for Performance and Value in Demanding Video Editing Environments

01/26/2010

Avid Certification Provides Video Editing Professionals Assurance of Performance and Reliability of Xtore Storage Subsystem When Using Avid Video Editing Solutions

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Industrial Computer Inc. (AIC) (www.aicipc.com), an industry-leading storage and server OEM/ODM solutions provider, today debuted Xtore™ (www.xtore.com) StudioRAID™ 5Te, an Avid Certified local storage subsystem. The new ultra-high performance SAS/SATA direct attached storage disk array with enterprise-type features is specifically designed for a desktop or workstation environment and delivers up to 5 terabytes (TB) of high-efficiency storage with guaranteed real-time access for multi-stream, high-bandwidth workflows. Avid’s certification ensures video editing professionals using Xtore StudioRAID 5Te with Media Composer®, Symphony™ and NewsCutter® video editing solutions will experience the same system reliability and performance that Avid customers have come to expect.

“AIC understands that creative professionals need something that's stable, fast and easy to use, so we’ve specifically engineered the Xtore StudioRAID line for high-performance video environments”

“Avid is committed to delivering an open technology framework that provides our audio and video customers greater choice and flexibility in establishing collaborative workflows, while maintaining the high standards they are accustomed to,” said Dana Ruzicka, vice president of strategic alliances, Avid. “With the Avid Third Party Certification Program for local storage, our customers can be assured that they are working with third party products that are rigorously tested and proven interoperable with Avid solutions, letting them focus on the creative process.”

Xtore StudioRAID 5Te features AIC’s next generation s/w RAID stack supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 10, preventing lost media because of a failed drive. The 12Gbps wide SAS bandwidth host and expansion interface supporting both SAS and SATA hot-swappable 3.5" drives with simple “plug-n-play” setup. Xtore StudioRAID 5Te quadruples the standard data transfer rate of a conventional desktop SATA RAID subsystem with enough bandwidth to provide real-time playback of uncompressed HD media, even during drive failure rebuild mode, making these ultra-high performance array a perfect match for Avid’s latest generation of editing applications. Users can expect up to two streams of 10 bit uncompressed HD content in a single RAID 5 array. For the power user, there is an optional dual 4Gbps FC mezzanine upgrade available.

“AIC understands that creative professionals need something that's stable, fast and easy to use, so we’ve specifically engineered the Xtore StudioRAID line for high-performance video environments,” said Gene Lee, senior vice president, AIC. “Avid video editing customers have access to next generation storage with terrific performance and scalability that is specifically designed to integrate into a familiar Avid workflow. Everyone wins.”

Qualified reseller channels are currently accepting orders for Xtore StudioRAID 5Te with availability in February. MSRP for a single unit of 5TB of reliable storage begins at $5795. Xtore StudioRAID 5Te is the first in a planned series of affordable Xtore Studio grade storage specifically optimized for content creators in film, video, audio, broadcast and animation.

About Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC)

Xtore™ is a brand of professional grade storage products created by Advanced Industrial Computer Inc., (AIC) (www.aicipc.com.) AIC is a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions that meet the unique demands of a wide variety of markets. With in-house design, simulation, validation, and manufacturing, expertise along with an expansive selection of custom but off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, AIC is able to meet the tough requirements of high-mix but small-to-medium volume OEM customers. AIC is making the same storage technologies available to professional users by offering a line of Xtore branded storage solutions. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, AIC has offices and operations throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. For more information about Xtore products, please call (866)-800-0056 or visit www.xtore.com.

About Avid

Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer, Pro Tools®, Avid Unity™, Interplay®, Oxygen 8, Sibelius® and Pinnacle Studio™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, del.icio.us, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.

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2. The Xtore, StudioRAID and AIC logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC)
3. Avid, Avid Unity, Interplay, Media Composer, NewsCutter, Pinnacle Studio, Pro Tools, Sibelius and Symphony are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.
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